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Reflections in Black Granite
Purdue Mechanical Engineering alumnus builds business around family, strong work ethic and philanthropy.

A team of faculty and students from Purdue's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has won $750,000 at the first preliminary event of DARPA's Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2).

Because silk’s nano-architecture is “disordered” instead of meticulously designed periodic structures, the findings suggest a strategy to produce metamaterials that are less expensive to fabricate and manufacture and easier to scale up for industry.

On Sept. 22, 2017, the first new building at Zucrow Laboratories in over four decades — the High Pressure Combustion Laboratory — was opened. ZL8, as it is known, is the only facility of its kind in the world.

The last 10 years have witnessed an unprecedented revolution in the domestic supply of shale hydrocarbon reserves with the potential to lower the cost of our nation’s electricity, power, chemicals and fuels for the next 100 years.

Elijah Sindelar is focused on power systems in his engineering studies and on the football field.

Forbes magazine’s list spotlights “the impressive, the inspiring and the (genuinely) enviable.” It includes “600 young stars in 20 different industries.” This is the seventh year that Forbes has published the list.